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I Am More Sensitive Than I Let On

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    Underneath It All

    I grew up in a very tough household, so being sensitive wasn't a good thing. So I always appear much tougher on the outside than I really am. I don't think people realize how personally I tend to take some things. Now, don't get me wrong, I don't take offense to every little...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2008

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    Shh...

     And know that I only share this because I'm anonymous...  But stupid things make me cry all the time.  I'll read some inspirational story and I'll be all misty eyed before I know it.  One time I read a story about a beluga whale that saved someone from...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2009

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    Am I Am Being Too Sensitive?

    A few days ago, I was told by a friend that an aquantance said I was "Hard on the eyes". He didn't defend me so I guess he thinks so too. I dress nice, wear minimal makeup and jewelry but I am overweight and 60 years old. I have tried to get past it but that really...
    curiousitykilledthecat curiousitykilledthecat 56-60, F 3 Responses May 1, 2010

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    Don't Like For People to See Me Cry

    When growing up I was taught by my dad that crying is a weakness, so I stopped crying in front of people. The other day my guy said something on the phone that made me cry (tears of release and happiness) and if he was aware of me crying he didn't let on.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 2 Responses May 12, 2008

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    Be Strong

    I am a very sensitive person, but I put on the tough act. I wouldnt let you know something hurt me, I would just get back at you. I wish I could show my sensitive side, but then that would show weakness on my part.
    LipstickandBruises LipstickandBruises 26-30, F Jun 11, 2008

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    Yes, I can put a smile on my face

    when you hurt me. I can make up things like -Oh I really don't care! and haha that was really funny! and what not.. to make you feel at home when you are hurting me, knowingly or unknowingly. When a friend who knows me asks, I say it really doesn't hurt, because I can laugh at...
    princessodette princessodette 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    Yes

    Someone certainly knows that first hand....   Lol Okay, so I'm not always sensitive. But, I certainly have my days when I just blow everything out of proportion. (If you are commenting....well....you'd better watch it.) LOL
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    Im a Bit Hormonal :)

    i cant help it..sometimes i feel nothing at all.... and other times i find myself crying over the stupidest things..granted i only gave birth 6 months ago but normally..keeping myself together emotionally is not a problem for me! (i think its a big coincidence that ive had to...
    chipstickz chipstickz 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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    Sensitive Woman.

    My boyfriend (And others) say I'm very sensitive and I need to stop letting things get to me. It's not my fault that everything hurts my feelings. That don't mean i'm weak. That means I have a heart. I hate seeing commericials about dying patients with cancer or any other sick...
    Kaykay89 Kaykay89 22-25, F Jan 26, 2013

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    Im A Sensitive Person!!

    its just cos im a man, that i dont tell anyone about how sensitive a person i am, but sometimes all it takes is for someone to say something (that people ordinarilly wouldnt be hurt or upset by) to hurt me. but i dont say anything, and i just act as though everything is ok!! i...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 27, 2012

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    I Am Sensitive, Is It Bad?

    I cry easilly. I cry when I am sad, cry when i am angry, cry when i feel hopeless. I cry a lot. Tears are my best friends. I hate it when people criticise me heartlessly in public about my looks, the thing i am most insecure about. Some people are really judgemental. They call...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    Yikes

    The badass exterior is total crap. My boyfriend knows but today I majorally overreacted to something. I think he now realizes how sensitive I can be.
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F Apr 2, 2013

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    I Wasn't Always This Sensitive

    When I was younger, I was much less sensitive. My brother would call me names, yell at me, my parents would get mad at me, and I really didn't have a reaction. I would watch sad movies and just think "that's sad" whereas everyone around me was crying. I don't really know what...
    alygal1331 alygal1331 18-21, F Apr 30, 2013

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    Lots More

    I'm very sensitive, but I hate drama and I hate hurting people's feelings. So if someone hurts me, I pretend it doesn't bother me. Inside I never forgive them for it.
    Tamytha Tamytha 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    I Only Act Tough

    A lot of people think that I am made out of stone and have a brick instead of a heart. They think that Nothing ever gets me down and I have no feelings. But inside I do. I may come up with a sarcastic remark when someone puts me down. But inside I am shattered. I may act like I...
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Want To Express My Sensitive Side

    I know i am only able to say any of this because no one here knows me. I am the person that anyone can joke around with I have thick skin they say. A person has to be tough in the secuirty forces career field even more so being a female in a male dominanted field. I am able to...
    Shine17 Shine17 22-25, F Mar 30, 2010

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    I Sure Am.lol I Hide My&nbs...

    I sure am.lol I hide my true feelings quite often.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 11, 2008

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    3 Ppl Set It As a "Goal" =)

    Ha, I even had a slight hesitation, when clicked "Me Too" to enter this group. But I admit it - I'm a ***** lol. I get all angry, nervous, "leave me alone" and ****, when instead I'd rather cry... And I do, when I finally am alone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 1, 2009

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    Trying to Be a Rock For Others

    I am really more sensitive than I let on.  At least I believe I show a strong front... When people are upset about matters of the heart, I understand their pain.  I let them cry on my shoulder and then I offer a logical solution to their problem.  (I tend to be...
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2008

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    I Am More Sensitive Than I Let On

    it seems to me that anything a girl can say to me play,es an important role in my daily life whether it be good or bad and they can either make me or break me because i am very soft and sensitive than i let on and some words can sting so bad that i am really hurt for the whole...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 12, 2008

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    If People Only Knew

    I wonder sometimes what would be the result if people only knew how much their flippant comments truly hurt? I'm not made of stone. Yes I put myself between the devil and the deep blue sea sometimes. But usually that's because I know that others are being hurt and I figure I can...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    Don't Want People to Know

     I don't like letting people know when they have affected me. or offended me. I try to brush it off when i hear that my friends mom says she thinks i lack common sense. I brush it off when im told that people think im going to get pregnant really young accidentally. again...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 27, 2008

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    Most Definately.

      I spent years hiding emotion and feeling. They are all there, just under the skin. Ya, I guess you could say faccade. I try to not hide them so hard, but when I do show them, I usually end up getting hurt.
    Percheron Percheron 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    Let everything that's been planned come true.

    Let them believe. And let them have a laugh at their passions. Because what they call passion actually is not some emotional energy, but just the friction between their souls and the outside world. And most important, let them believe in themselves. Let them be helpless like...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M May 3

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    The Bottle

    I've always been a very sensitive person, but if you knew me on a daily basis you would probably say otherwise. I'm much like a bottle, with the ability to contain my emotions. I'm used to wonder why I couldn't seem to stop doing this, but rather than consider it a curse I...
    Sparklepaws Sparklepaws 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    Helpless

    So today my parents and I were sitting in the TV room and I made a comment on a political commercial that came on TV, not knowing that would start an argument because my parents apparently didn't agree with me. Long story short, my dad ended up saying, "Well, you're just gonna...
    stoggs032 stoggs032 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2012

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    Sensitive But Not Susceptible

    As time passes by... my soul becomes more and more sensitive. But only my dearest persons can recognize it. I never cried while watching a film...and now? Now my eyes suddenly become wet and a tear is formed in the corner.... after a while teardrops fall down my face.... and it...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2008

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    At Least I Think I Am

    I can be just as b*tchy as the next girl...most of the time things don't bother me,...i just brush comments off with sarcastic comebacks, humor, etc.   Then there are those random times when i'm such a freaking girl and everything bothers me and i just wanna cry about...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    Be Nice.

    People don't think I'm that sensitive because I don't let anyone see it.  I feel like I'm being weak when I do that, and I don't want that weakness feeling so I bury it.  I hide my emotions
    DistantDreamer DistantDreamer 18-21 2 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    I Don't Let On

    I have an attitude that you should accept me as is ... and i'll accept you the same. That's what I do all the time. But to be honest, I may walk away smiling and show no hurt at your remarks or insinuations ... but inside I do cry. Cry cause I am not accepted and your words...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2008

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    Reserved

    a journey hidden. the lips, the mouths and the verbs, adjectives and statements projected from mouths of justice and some immoral. a distinctive take on the learning cycle. i like to listen to how people and peers react. accusations of being shy are clearly mistaken. hand in hand...
    tessagirl tessagirl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2009

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    Yes I Am..  I'm Wa...

    Yes I am..  I'm way too sensitive for my own good.
    justANNIE justANNIE 46-50, F Aug 11, 2008

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